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Visualization Journal Club - Spring 2014

Mission Statement

This group aims to facilitate students and faculty knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in all areas of Visualization (scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics). To accomplish this, as a group we will read and discuss seminal works, best papers, and other papers of interest.


  • A 2-3 paragraph paper summary will be provided the night before the meeting.
  • At the open, the discussion leader will summarize the paper.
  • Open discussion will commence.


  • All attendies:
    • Read paper ahead of meeting.
    • Come prepared with:
      • 1 positive attribute of the paper
      • 1 negative attribute of the paper
      • 1 question about the paper or a topic for future research
  • Discussion Leader:
    • Night before: Prepare a 2-3 paragraph summary (include 1 or 2 images) and mail it to the whole group. Note: this summary will be posted to the SCI Visualization Blog.
    • Opening: The student will give a 5-10 minute overview of the paper.
  • Moderator:
    • Keep discussion flowing


Held weekly on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Halvorsen Conference Room (WEB 4640). Drop-ins welcome.
To join the mailing list, please e-mail Paul at (prosen at sci dot utah dot edu)

Date Paper Discussion Leader
Jan 13 A Design Space of Visualization Tasks
In InfoVis 2013
Paul Rosen
Jan 20 No Meeting (MLK Day)  
Jan 27 Temporal Event Sequence Simplification
In VAST 2013
Hoa Nguyen
Feb 3 Explainers: Expert Explorations with Crafted Projections
In VAST 2013
Alex Bigelow
Feb 10 Design by Dragging: An Interface for Creative Forward and Inverse Design with Simulation Ensembles (Video)
In SciVis 2013
Yong Wan
Feb 17 No Meeting (Presidents' Day)  
Feb 24 A Multi-Level Typology of Abstract Visualization Tasks
In InfoVis 2013
Sean McKenna
Mar 3 Patterns for Visualization Evaluation
In Information Visualization
Ethan Kerzner
Mar 10 No Meeting (Spring Break)  
Mar 17 Visual Analysis of Movement Behavior using Web Data for Context Enrichment
In PacificVis 2014
Paul Rosen
Mar 24 No meeting (vis deadline approaching)  
Mar 31 No meeting (vis deadline approaching)  
Apr 7    
Apr 14    
Apr 21    
Apr 28    

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